Join industry stakeholders for interactive dialogues on how to most effectively regulate the broad spectrum of tobacco products, both in the U.S. and on a more global basis. Discussion topics will include hearing from FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, modernizing the Tobacco Control Act with an emphasis on what’s working and what’s not, PMTA and MRPT processes versus other options including product standards, lessons learned from tobacco inspections, and where the tobacco industry is headed.

Register by September 28 and SAVE!

Industry & Firms

  • +$500 for non-members
  • +$200 after 9/28/2017


  • +$100 for non-members
  • +$100 after 9/28/2017


  • +$100 for non-members
  • +$100 after 9/28/2017


  • +$100 for non-members
  • +$100 after 9/28/2017


  • +$100 for non-members
  • must provide transcripts


subject to change

Thursday, October 26

8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00–9:05 AM
FDLI Welcome

9:05–9:45 AM
Keynote Address

9:45–10:00 AM
Networking Break

10:00–10:45 AM
Plenary Session          

10:45–11:15 AM
Networking Break 

11:00–12:00 PM
Plenary Session

12:00–1:15 PM
Luncheon with Guest Speaker

1:15–1:30 PM

1:30–2:15 PM
Plenary Session

2:15–3:00 PM
Plenary Session

3:00–3:30 PM
Networking Break

3:30–4:15 PM
Plenary Session

4:15–5:00 PM
Plenary Session

Friday, October 27

8:30-9:00 AM 
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:00 AM 
Plenary Session

10:00-11:00 AM 
Plenary Session

11:00-11:30 AM 
Networking Break

11:30–12:15 PM 
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

12:15-12:30 PM

12:30–1:30 PM 
Luncheon Address

1:30-2:15 PM 
Breakout Sessions

2:15-2:30 PM 

2:30–3:30 PM 
Plenary Session

3:30 PM
Conference Adjournment

Planning Committee

Azim Chowdhury, Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP
Dean R. Cirotta, President & CEO, EAS Consulting Group, LLC
Stacy L. Ehrlich, Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP
Gal Cohen, Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Pax Labs, Inc.
Stacey Gagosian, Managing Director of Public Policy, Truth Initiative
Joseph Graham Gitchell, President, Pinney Associates, Inc.
Jonathan A. Havens, Associate, Saul Ewing LLP
Bryan M. Haynes, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
Dennis Henigan, Director, Legal and Policy Analysis, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Ondrej Koumal, Director Reduced Risk Products, Corporate Affairs
Marina A. Murphy, British American Tobacco
May D. Nelson, Deputy Director, Office of Regulations, Center for Tobacco Products, FDA
Valerie Soloman, Managing Counsel, R&D and Regulatory Affairs, Reynolds American, Inc.
James M. Solyst, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, Swedish Match North America
Elizabeth Stevulak, Vice President, Regulatory Compliance, Greenleaf Health LLC
Jim Swauger, Independent Consultant

Continuing Legal Education

FDLI applies for CLE credits in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. These CLE approvals may also be honored by other states; please check with your bar association for guidance. The CLE credits will be posted as they are granted and you can request to be notified when approval is received.

Location and Overnight Accommodations

Conference Location

W Washington DC
515 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Overnight Accommodations

Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $379 a night through September 28. Online registration is required to qualify for the discounted rate. After that date, rates, and availability may vary.

Reserve Your Room

Driving, Parking, and Public Transportation

Driving, Parking, and Public Transportation

Please contact the Conference Department with any accessibility requirements or dietary restrictions, or for other questions.